Having installed a fresh engine at the start of 2020, and had 5 very successful events last year, there was no major work to do in the winter, other than replace older items to ensure reliability for the upcoming season. New fuel pump, filter and most sensors were replaced. A shock absorber that was weeping was serviced , a new starter motor was needed and the car set up for testing on the 4th April 21.
Testing - 4 April
Date 4th April 21 - Car ran very well at a cold sunny Blyton Park. A mid test gearbox software remote from the SBD factory made a significant difference to the gear changes both up and down, and tuition from Alan Muggleston on a few corners also seemed to help.
Curborough Sprint - 11 April - FTD!
Snow lay on the ground at the start of the meeting, but the sun came out and a dry beautiful day gave conditions that allowed a time of 29.72 and to take FTD (Fastest Time of day) and win the meeting. Good 2021 start!
Goodwood - 17 April - FTD again!!
An investigative visit the day before to MBR to check the gearbox led to some differential preload adjustment as was loose. Then onto Worthing as no camping is allowed at the Goodwood circuit. 5.45 alarm and then all went well and amazingly against the SBD Goodwood experts I managed to snick a time in 0.06secs faster and took FTD again plus a new PB by over 2 seconds. 150mph top speed and an average lap speed of 114mph! Onboard video link can be viewed by clicking on sunrise or paddock picture.